Nikola Vucevic is baffled by his bad three-point shooting


The fact that Nikola Vucevic, a big man for the Chicago Bulls, is able to hit three-point shots is one of the things that has helped establish his uniqueness.  

After six seasons as a back-to-the-basket centre who shot 29% from long range, Vucevic has become a contemporary big man who can spread the floor and hit long-range jumpers. 

Vucevic, on the other hand, has been having a difficult time with his three-point shooting this season, despite the fact that he has been successful in former years.   

In an interview that took place prior to the game against the Utah Jazz, he acknowledged that he is depressed about the fact that he has not been able to achieve success from beyond the three-point line.  

From 2021 to 2023, the 6-foot-10 big man made a solid 35% of his three-point shots. Even though he's not really shooting it well from long range, it keeps defences on their toes and gives his partners more chances to score.   

Vucevic, on the other hand, is only hitting 27% of his three-point shots this season, which is worse than last year. He has no idea what he's doing wrong, which is the worst part.  

“Honestly, I don’t exactly know why they’re not going in as much as I’d like them to,” Vucevic said.I sometimes shoot too fast. I don't get my feet under, and I can feel it as soon as it's released, so those look like bad misses when I hurry them.”  

Vooch has had its worst shooting season in over a decade. Despite moments of doubt, the seasoned pivotman stays positive and trusts his skills.  

"There are some that I do everything right, it leaves my hand in a straight line, it looks great, and it just doesn't fall," she said.   

Vooch made the observation, "I try not to overthink it, I try to trust my work and the process of what I do every day, and I continue to shoot them with the idea that they will start falling."  

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